Pure Fishing (UK) Ltd v Cooper Watkins and Bartle: CA 29 Sep 2003

The claimant sought a compensation payment under the Regulations after its sales agency for fishing tackle was terminated. The defendant argued that compensation was payable only where the agency was terminated before its term.
Held: The regulations provided that compensation was payable also where the agency simply expired by effluxion. ‘termination having been given a wide meaning under Regulation 17, a principal can be regarded under Regulation 18(a) as having terminated an agency contract when he fails to renew it. ‘


Lord Justice Schiemann, Lord Justice Rix


[2003] EWCA Civ 1349, [2004] Eu LR 664




Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, Council Directive 86/653/EEC of 18 December 1986 on the coordination of the laws of the Member States relating to self-employed commercial agents 17


England and Wales


CitedMoore v Piretta Pta Ltd QBD 11-May-1998
M had a series of agency contracts selling women’s clothing. The last contract was in 1994, and on termination, M claimed an indemnity under the contract which itself applied the regulations. Reg 17(3) gave an indemnity for new customers, where the . .

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CitedLonsdale v Howard and Hallam Ltd CA 8-Feb-2006
The claimant sought damages after his agency with the defendants was terminated. The central issue was whether compensation was to be calculated at two years commission as derived from French practice or otherwise.
Held: ‘there is no clear . .
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Updated: 08 June 2022; Ref: scu.187103